Rocco’s Wild Ride

Rounding the bases at Fenway Park on Monday had to feel a bit surreal for Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Rocco Baldelli. Baldelli, a Rhode Island native, has taken an even more unlikely path to the American League Championship Series than the rest of his Rays teammates. It wasn’t that long ago that it looked like the 27-year-old’s career…
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Winning Ugly Is The NFC North’s Style

The Minnesota Vikings have won two straight games, yet fans are calling for head coach Brad Childress’ head moreso now than at any other point during his tenure. Chants of "Fire Childress" could be heard at the Metrodome on Sunday. But it is worth pointing out that the Vikings are 3-3 and tied for first…
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Mysterious Mascots

How do you embody the Wild with a mascot? Apparently, like this: "Nordy" as he is named provides another reason as to why you don’t name your team the "Wild." There’s no way to properly represent that nickname. The Star Tribune’s story on the Wild’s new mascot describes him as being "a little like a bear…
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Rays: Good For Baseball?

Ever since the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Chicago White Sox on Monday to advance to the American League Championship Series – which starts today – baseball pundits have debated whether or not the Rays’ run is good for the game. "It’s good for baseball for a team like Tampa to win," White Sox owner…
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The Case For Kevin Slowey

The other day, I was talking with one of my co-workers about the season that Kevin Slowey had in the Minnesota Twins rotation. Before I get ahead of myself, let me stress that Slowey did not reach the innings ceiling needed to qualify for the league lead. In fact, as far as I can tell, he…
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Exciting Time Of Year

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better time of year to be a sports fan. With all due respect to March (spring training and March Madness), I think October often ends up being the most exciting month. The combination of the NFL season with Major League Baseball’s postseason provides a lot of excitement. There’s just…
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Welcome

Since blogging seems to be the thing to do, I’ve decided to start one of my own. As an employee at the local Fargo fishwrap factory for the last few years, I felt it was time to branch out to the Internet – a fad that won’t seem to go away. 🙂 This blog will…
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